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Old 20th June 2007, 19:21   #496
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WOW Jaggu everyday i come to this thread there are like 5 - 7 posts lol.. You have fallen in love with your VDi i must say and these constant updates from you is great. Will help others to know about maintenance cost of Maruti diesel cars.

BTW isnt service interval every 10K ?
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Swift D is adictive and even a person like me who used to believe car to be a mode of transport has taken a liking to it.

Yes Swift D servicing is at 10K interval but the first 3 services are at 1K, 5K and 10K.
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First service on time?

One month or 1,000Km...

Well, as things have worked out, what with Mrs G. nursing a sick relative for much of the last two weeks we've hardly used the car at all. One month will be up on 25th June, but will have done little over 500Km! I've only driven it once this week!

However, we plan a leisurely drive, Chennai -> Chidambaram and back early in July, which should bring the mileage nicely to 1,000 or over.

Do I get the service done on time? Or wait until mid-July?

Warranty issues?
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@abhi, dont tell anyone am acting as a PR for maruti lolz.

Hope everyone likes this and is helpful thats all.
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jaggu/others

i have opted for plati 14" gunmetal alloys and goodyear 14" 195 tread tyres (since these were the only bidirectional ones available) - michelin was expensive 4k more than good year and bridgestone had unidirectional tyres only. so went in for good year.

for the alloys it was 23,500 bucks and for the tyres at exchange of 800 per tyre it was 18000 bucks. i m not sure i did the best choice, but somewhere we have to be done with it. can you guys lemme know whether this was ok?

my old car loan should be settled tomorrow and after loan, i ll be getting about 20k back from the car. so effective on road, 5.95 to 6 lacs almost. i am also opting for teflon coating and side beadings. other than that, nothing else.

plan to fit stereo, sun film and seat covers outside.

please educate if my choices were ok.
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Hi,

I'am planning to buy a swift VDi. But the waiting period is 6 months in Bangalore. That means if I book the car in thism onth I will get the delivery only by Dec-07. By this time, many new vehicles with the same DDIS engine would have jit the roads like Skoda Fabia/Getz-CRDi/Indica (new)/Fiat.

Moreover, presently I won a Wagon R Lxi and I'am driving the same from past 4 1/2 years......I just test drove the VDi today and I must appereiciate the car has more power than the wagon R Lxi (of course it is 76 BHP against 65 of Wagon R and more torque). But the interiors are somewhat similar to Wagon R.......I'am very much confused whether to go ahead and book the swift or wait for other launches.....

Please advice........
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jaggu/others

i have opted for plati 14" gunmetal alloys and goodyear 14" 195 tread tyres (since these were the only bidirectional ones available) - michelin was expensive 4k more than good year and bridgestone had unidirectional tyres only. so went in for good year.

for the alloys it was 23,500 bucks and for the tyres at exchange of 800 per tyre it was 18000 bucks. i m not sure i did the best choice, but somewhere we have to be done with it. can you guys lemme know whether this was ok?

my old car loan should be settled tomorrow and after loan, i ll be getting about 20k back from the car. so effective on road, 5.95 to 6 lacs almost. i am also opting for teflon coating and side beadings. other than that, nothing else.

plan to fit stereo, sun film and seat covers outside.

please educate if my choices were ok.
Horsepower got 4 tyres of Michelin Energy XM 1 185/70 R-14 for 8800. Which goodyear tyres u got ? Are they performance tyres 18000 for tyres, I feel are quite much. But then I don't know a thing about tyres and my last tyre upgrade on my M800 costed around 4-5 k.

Whats the direction ( Bidirectional and Unidirectional ) of tyres and how does it affect everyday use ?

Dude, what happened to SX4 ?
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Horsepower got 4 tyres of Michelin Energy XM 1 185/70 R-14 for 8800. Which goodyear tyres u got ? Are they performance tyres 18000 for tyres, I feel are quite much. But then I don't know a thing about tyres and my last tyre upgrade on my M800 costed around 4-5 k.

Whats the direction ( Bidirectional and Unidirectional ) of tyres and how does it affect everyday use ?

Dude, what happened to SX4 ?
Geek cancelled the booking of SX4 coz of delivery issues. Also i think 18k is for both alloys and tyres and not just tyres.
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Geek cancelled the booking of SX4 coz of delivery issues. Also i think 18k is for both alloys and tyres and not just tyres.
Then what was Rs 23500 for ?
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i have opted for plati 14" gunmetal alloys and goodyear 14" 195 tread tyres (since these were the only bidirectional ones available) - michelin was expensive 4k more than good year and bridgestone had unidirectional tyres only. so went in for good year.

for the alloys it was 23,500 bucks and for the tyres at exchange of 800 per tyre it was 18000 bucks. i m not sure i did the best choice, but somewhere we have to be done with it. can you guys lemme know whether this was ok?
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23500 bucks for 14` plati rims and 18k for the tyres = 41500

Geek for this price you can get 17` rims/tyres....are you sure about the price or did you mean that you paid 18k for both the alloys and tires after the exchange ???

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Post @geek for alloys and tyres

the quote is way too high, i was lil confused when you told the figures, i didnt initially recognize you were referring to whole set and in 10k denomination.

Alloys max will cost 18 k for set of 5 and tyres range between 2300 to 3000 per tyre max.

I suggest you get this done outside, the forum name will get you good discounts in some shops.

Check http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...bangalore.html (Good tyre shop in bangalore...) and there are quite a few reliable and economical ones around bangalore.

I checked and my total cost for 5 tyres (Goodyear Ventura 195 65 14) and 4 OE alloys (under 100 kms usage) was 25 K after exchanging my OE tyres and wheel caps for 900 Rs each set.
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@jaggu

Good to see your updates on this forum! I own a white LDi, also from RNS incidentally. Done 1500 km so far, and I've really enjoyed every km driven on that car. I have alloys (HR) but on stock tires (165/80/r14) which are too narrow for the rims. Since you have 195/60/r14 I was wondering what your take on the performance, effect on FE braking etc are. What are the differences to expect in ride and handling between 185/70 and 195/60?
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Go for 195's if you are into serious speeds. For a normal drive with respectable speeds of 120-130 kph 185 would be better choice. Ride will be lil bit harsher in 195 65 14 compared to 185 70 14 and this is also relative and i really dont have much experience with 185's.

Braking and handling will improve tremendously with wider tyres, FE drop will be minimal by 1 kmpl is my guess estimate since i really havent rode around in OE tyres in my car. Again my car is slightly on choppy side but if i keep 31 psi all around its pretty decent, though i dont since due to the kind of thrashing i inflict on wheels.

Again 185 70 14 and 195 65 14 are the correct size and not 195 60 14 and its difficult to find tyre options in 195 65 for the time being in Bangalore.

Maybe you can compare the FE figures i have posted with your actuals for a better perspective on FE drop (if any).

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i have opted for plati 14" gunmetal alloys and goodyear 14" 195 tread tyres (since these were the only bidirectional ones available) - michelin was expensive 4k more than good year and bridgestone had unidirectional tyres only. so went in for good year.
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Hey GeekSrik, could you post some snaps of your alloys and rubber. It would be great if you could
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Hey Jaggu, the tyre pressure you suggested was just perfect Superb. Went on a long drive, The bridgestone potenzas perform far superior to the OE JK tyres. Good buy, in time for the rains in Goa.
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